NRL: Warriors centre Anthony Gelling destroys cursed undies on video

  • 21/05/2018

Every athlete has their superstitions, whether it's eating specific food before a game or wearing a lucky piece of clothing.

But Warriors rugby league centre Anthony Gelling has the opposite.

After suffering a series of losses and then picking up an untimely injury, he's pointed the finger of blame at a particularly unlucky garment and taken out his frustrations on social media. 

"Last weekend, I realised every time I've played in a certain pair of undies, my team has lost," he tweeted.

"This week, I wore them for training instead and rolled my ankle during captain's run. Time to break the curse."

Gelling, 27, posted a video - ripping off a well-known scene from the Office Space movie - that showed him inflicting cruel and unusual punishment on the offending briefs.

In quick succession, he shot them with a rifle, exorcised them, burned them, blended them, froze them and finally smashed them with a sledge hammer.

Gelling has made five appearances for the Warriors in his debut NRL season and scored a try during their 20-12 win over the Dragons.

Before joining the Warriors, he played 115 games for the Wigan Warriors in England's Super League.

While in England, he earned a diploma in television and film production.